Program

The Global Asia program offers a minor program which will facilitate a comprehensive knowledge of the region and a broad understanding of human experience through an introduction to Asian languages and through courses offered in other departments and units of the University, including Humanities, Anthropology and Sociology, English, World Literature, Political Science, International Studies, Communications, and History.

Lower Division Requirements: 15 units, including

A) GA 101 Introduction to Global Asia (3)

B) Language courses: 2 language courses to equal 6 units

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I (3)
CHIN 101 - Mandarin Chinese 11 (3)
CHIN 330 - Mandarin Chinese III (3)
JPN 100 - Introduction to Japanese I (3)
JPN 101 - Introduction to Japanese II (3)
JPN 200 — Advanced Beginners' Japanese (3)
LANG 148 - Special Topics (3) [Punjabi]

Students who are fluent in any one or all of the languages included in the minor must connect with the program director to pass an assessment test and discuss possible substitutions.

C) Electives: 2 of the courses listed below, not both in the same category

CHINA

GA 200 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)
GA 202 - Studies in Asian Cultures (3)
HIST 255 - China since 1800 (3)
SA 275 - China in Transition

JAPAN

GA 201- Introduction to Japanese Civilization (3)
HIST 206 -Japan since 1868 (3)

SOUTH ASIA

HIST 243- A Brief History of Modern India - from British Colony to Independent Republic
HIST 244 - Colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia (3)

TRANS-GLOBAL

IS 210- Comparative World Politics: Trajectories, Regimes, Challenges (3)*
IS 220- Wealth and Poverty of Nations (3)*
IS 230 - Transnationalism and Society (3)*
WL 201 - East/West Encounters (3)

We recommend that students take language and non-language courses concurrently.

Upper Division Requirements: 15 units

At least seven upper-division units used toward satisfying the upper division requirement must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

CHINA

GA 302 - Selected Topics in Chinese Studies (3)
CMNS 445 - Media and Popular Culture in China (4)
HIST 366 - Social and Cultural History of Modern China (4)
HIST 367 - History of the People's Republic of China (4)
POL 335 - Government and Politics: People's Republic of China (4)
HIST 479 W - Contentious Problems in Modern Chinese History (4)

JAPAN

GA 303 - Selected Topics in Japanese Studies (3)
HIST 371 - The Asia-Pacific War in Modern Japanese History (4)
HIST 447W - The Nikkei Experience in North America (4)
HIST 471 - Women in Japanese History (1600-1952) (4)
POL 381W - Japanese Politics (4)

SOUTH ASIA

IS 303 - Ethnic Minorities, Identity Politics, and Conflict in Southeast Asia (4)
IS 313W - Nationalism, Democracy and Development in Modem India (4)
IS 314- National, Regional, and International Politics in Southeast Asia (4)
IS 412 - Central Asia: Democracy, Development and Conflicts (4)
IS 414 - Current Regional Issues in Southeast Asia (4)
POL 446W - International Relations in East Asia (4)

TRANS-GLOBAL

GA 300 - Asians and North Americans in Public Discourse (3)
GA 301- Asia Canada identities: Experiences and Perspectives (3)
GA 400 - Selected Topics in Asia-Canada Studies (3)
CMNS 443 - Comparative Asian Media Systems (4)
ENGL 394 - Studies in Asian Diasporic Literatures (4)
GSWS 312 - Immigrants, Women and Translational Migration*
HIST 322 - Atlantic & Pacific Migration (4)
HIST 358 - Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective (4)*
HIST 368 - Selected Topics in the History of the Wider World (4)*
HIST 425W — Gender and History (4)*
HIST 464 - Problems in Modern Asian History (4)
HUM 331 - Special Topics in Asian Religious Traditions (4)
POL 342 - Developing Countries in Global Politics (4)*
POL 343 - Global Political Economy (4)*
SA 429- Sex, Work and International Capital (4)*
SA 430-States, Cultures and Global Transitions (4)*
WL 304 -Exiles and Emigres (4)

* When topic is applicable.  Students interested in these courses, or interested in applying other courses with Global Asia content that do not appear on this list, should consult the undergraduate advisor.

Global Asia Minor

The Global Asia minor program may be completed in conjunction with any major or honors bachelor's degree, or within the bachelor of arts degree program that requires two minors.   

Courses used toward completion of the Global Asia minor may not also be used to fulfill program requirements in another department or program.